A United Methodist Pastor's Theological Reflections

"But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory (nikos) through our Lord Jesus Christ." - I Corinthians 15:57

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Update on the Jesus/Wife Coptic Papyrus Fragment

Evidently, things are beginning to unravel regarding the coptic papyrus that vaguely referred to Jesus having a wife.  At this point, signs are definitely pointing to a forgery and possibly a modern forgery.  It's a shame that we live in a culture that is fascinated by conspiracies (ie - Jesus had a wife) but when they are shown to be highly doubtful, this new information doesn't appear on the cover of Time magazine.  

For a brief update, Dr. Craig Evans, a New Testament scholar shares this information on the topic.

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